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CORE Organic

Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming


Participants

14

Countries

11

Calls

1

Projects

8

Objective

The overall objective of CORE Organic is to enhance the quality, relevance and utilisation of resources in European research in organic food and farming by gathering a critical mass and establishing a joint research programme. The four specific objectives are:
• Increased exchange of information and establishment of common, open web-based archive. Initially, the project will carry out mapping and analysing of existing research programmes, activities and facilities in partner states...

The overall objective of CORE Organic is to enhance the quality, relevance and utilisation of resources in European research in organic food and farming by gathering a critical mass and establishing a joint research programme. The four specific objectives are:
• Increased exchange of information and establishment of common, open web-based archive. Initially, the project will carry out mapping and analysing of existing research programmes, activities and facilities in partner states. The information will partly be used for establishing web-based project databases, and partly to develop the open access archive for research documents on organic food and farming (www.orgprints.org). Besides databases and archives, an Internet portal with links to national and regional research programmes and other issues relevant to research in organic food and farming will be established.
• Coordination of existing research and integration of knowledge. A thorough description of the current situation in member states and the institutions participating in organic farming research will be produced. The data will be used for identification of barriers, gaps and possibilities for increased cooperation as well as for identifying new research areas suitable for cooperation.
• Sharing and developing best practice for evaluating organic research. Objective three will focus on the joins development of best practice of evaluation and quality assurance in new research areas within organic food and farming. For evaluation of projects and programmes, a set of criteria, as well as a list of excellent experts, will be developed. Training schemes for research personnel and experts will be developed.
• Identification and coordination of future research. A list of prioritised research topics and plans for future coordination will be developed and a range of procedures for transnational funding will be agreed. By the end of the project, the goal is to establish a joint research programme and a joint pool of at least three million euros per year for transnational research.

Mapping

The following mapping was conducted: a common European project database with ongoing national projects, existing research programmes, existing research facilities, national evaluation criteria and procedures for the construction and implementation of research programmes and projects. A common open source database, Organic Eprints, was established in order to systematically store data on programmes, projects and facilities in each participating country.
The publication from the transnati...

The following mapping was conducted: a common European project database with ongoing national projects, existing research programmes, existing research facilities, national evaluation criteria and procedures for the construction and implementation of research programmes and projects. A common open source database, Organic Eprints, was established in order to systematically store data on programmes, projects and facilities in each participating country.
The publication from the transnational projects can be found at www.orgprints.org by browsing European Union, CORE Organic and the short name of the project. The mapping and description of existing research programmes, projects and facilities was carried out through the collection, check, and storage of all relevant information inorganic Eprints. Country reports follow a standardised structure were made. Each report contained the history of organic farming research, explanation of the organisational structure and research set up, financial details about the different research programmes, national research facilities, national procedures for initiation of research and stakeholder engagement, call procedures, utilisation of research findings and national scientific education and research schools.
Based on the reports, the first comprehensive European overview of the status quo of research in organic food and farming was published as a book.

Joint Calls

Call Launch date No. of funding agencies No of projects funded Call budget
CORE Organic - 2007 11 8 8,280,000
 
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